Specs for Google Glass revealed: 5MP camera, all day battery life and more

Whilst we’ve known about Google Glass for what seems like a long time now, we’ve not known the wearable gadget’s vitals – the specs, or specifications. What’s inside? Thankfully these crucial details have recently been revealed, giving us an insight (no pun intended) into what makes up the futuristic goggles.

There’s very little to Google Glass – a thin and stylish frame, clear lenses and a small block to contain all the gadgetry on one side. It’s that block that’s vital, containing all manner of connectivity options, chips and modules.

You can take pictures, record video or even have a video chat using Google+ Hangouts with Glass, and thankfully the quality looks set to be decent as the camera module itself is of the 5 megapixel variety. In terms of video quality the camera will capture in 720p HD, which is decent considering the small size of the device overall.

Wondering where exactly your photos and videos will be stored? Glass itself features 16GB of internal storage, of which around 12GB will be usable. Via a connection from your phone or a tablet, you’ll also be able to upload files to Google Drive, which is a cloud-based storage system.

Video would be nothing without sound, and we have been wondering where exactly the sound will come from, as there are no visible headphones with Glass. As it turns out, Google is using fancy bone-induction techniques to get the audio through to your ears, which sounds awesome.

The screen itself uses a projector and prism, which we’ve detailed in the past, which delivers an image directly onto your Retina. The image runs at a resolution of 640 x 360, which Google says is the equivalent of viewing a 25-inch HD display from eight feet away.

Glass will charge via a micro USB port and Google claims it will last a “full day” from a single charge, which is something we’re intrigued to test out. Connectivity comes in the form of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth, which will allow users to hook up any Android phone running software version 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and above. An app called MyGlass will be available to help with functionality between your phone and Glass.

There’s still no price for Glass, although Google has hinted in the past that it will cost around a thousand dollars (US).